Live Colorfully

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“Live Colorfully” is Kate Spade’s mantra, but it might as well be mine! I love colors, and I really love the color combination of hot pink and orange! This Jules Reid top (told you I love these Montauk tops…they fit and feel soo good) in hot pink ikat, pairs nicely with jeans and my orange straw bag. I also paired it with gold heeled sandals for a little bit of a luxe look and Brynn Hudson earrings (on sale for 30% off right now).

Flashes of Red

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This dress is absolutely killer! It makes me feel like a total Rock n Roll babe. It is a custom shirt dress made by my good friend, Christian Michael, who launched his first women’s line sHe by Christian Michael last Fall at Kansas City Fashion Week after many years of showing his beautiful menswear creations. I love the contrast of the rich red peonies against the deep black, and the longer length in the back is so key in giving interest, while keeping you nice and covered up.

Since this dress is a knockout and the obvious focal point, I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit simple with strappy black heels, white Brynn Hudson earrings, and a pair of mirrored sunglasses just for fun. (My KLASSE 14 watch/bangle combo made it in there too, because I’ve been wearing it on repeat lately!)

Thank you, Christian Michael – I’m IN LOVE.

THE After Party Sale – Lilly Pulitzer

After waiting in the virtual queue for about two hours, I was FINALLY able to shop Lilly Pulitzer’s After Party Sale! (This is the BIGGEST sale of the summer!) I stocked up on a bunch of great dresses and tops that I will be wearing to the beach, end of summer weddings, and into the fall under jackets or with jeans.

Here were two of the items that I was able to scoop up below! There are a bunch of great white dresses that would be perfect for you ladies with upcoming nuptials. Happy Shopping!

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Sophie Dress in Bright Navy Coco Safari, and Elsa Top in Resort Navy Beach Bathers

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Chic Black & White

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Happy Monday! Thanks so much for stopping by to share a little bit of your day with me. I hope your week is off to a great start!

Top & Bottom: Alysa Rene Boutique

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ALYSA RENE BOUTIQUE

Stage Life

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Alysa Rene Boutique has put out some new items for fall, and they are AMAZING!  I mean, how chic is this black bell-sleeved dress with this amazing back?! This dress fits like a dream and is perfect for various upcoming cocktail parties, and even a Christmas party!
I hope you all are off to a great week!
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101 Dalmatians

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How awesome is this dress? As a child, I was bound and determined to get a dalmatian (or a couple) as our family dog. I have always loved the look of dalmatians and the print is oh so fabulous (cue the Cruella Deville song)! But seriously, French Connection completely killed it with this number. I’m totally in love!

I paired this with my favorite (surprisingly comfortable) SJP Strappy sandals, my polka dot Brynn Hudson earrings, and a pair of easy tortoiseshell sunglasses.

DRESS sold out (just purchased this zebra dress here) // SHOES old (dying over these cute Mary Janes by SJP) // EARRINGS

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The Girl in the Green Tassel

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Every opportunity I get to collaborate with Jules Reid is a dream come true. Her taste and styling is impeccable, and her pieces are timeless and truly something special. These green tassel necklaces she gifted me are no exception. They catch the light and shimmer their rich emerald color. (Good news, they are on sale right now for $50 off!)

I wanted the tassels to really have their proper stage, so I paired them with this textured and tasseled white dress from shopbop and my favorite muted-gold heeled sandals to really allow the emerald tassels to be the star.

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY: JULES REID

Roses

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This absolutely stunning dress by Anna Cate Collection is not just a garment, but a work of art. Anna Cate, a successful artist, hand-painted the pattern on this dress and made her art into the perfect dress for a summer wedding, Easter brunch, or dinner on the terrace at the club. I am completely smitten!

STYLE TIP: Let the dress do the talking. I didn’t add any accessories (other than sunglasses for outside) and paired it with a simple, muted-gold, heeled summer sandal.

Good news: right now Anna Cate Collection is having a 40% off summer sale, so scoop up some fabulous pieces for a great price and check out her new fall collection!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ANNA CATE COLLECTION

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Final Nordstrom Steals

I love the two BP. clutches. They are simple, great colors, and go with just about any outfit you will put on this fall + they are $23/piece.

I have seen far too many glowing (put definitely intended) reviews on this Beauty Bioscience Glopro not to try it out! I haven’t received it yet, but I will let you know when I do!

I have loved my Sigma Beauty makeup brush cleaner so much that I decided to purchase a second one…it gets the makeup out down to the stems!

This cold-shoulder top is so pretty on, and it will make a chic outfit easy this fall.

If you haven’t ever touched this Make + Model brushed Hacci sweatershirt-you are missing out. They only had the pants on last year (I bought both pairs), so I was ecstatic to see that the sweatshirts came out this year!

This blush tone is so big for the fall, and I just love this Sincerely Jules version with the grommet lace-up sides.

I’m so excited about this Wayf top! It’s so pretty with the slight bell sleeve, the bow back detail, and the perfect holiday red color! I am envisioning some great holiday outfits with this little number.

These BP. booties are so comfortable, and I was looking for a replacement cognac bootie-so I was pretty pumped with this pair that were chunky-heeled, studded, and western-inspired.

This muted-gold pair of heels…where do I even start? I bought a pair of muted-gold pumps from Michael Kors back in college. I worn them slick, because they literally went with every outfit! When I went to buy another pair, they were sold out. I tried to look online, ebay, everywhere, but no one had a pair. Imagine my great surprise when I ran across this beautiful pair of muted gold pumps — needless to say, I bought them!

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Now + Later: Purple Skirt

I am a huge fan of things you can wear now and later…especially when that “later” is during the transitional period (in Kansas) when fall is here, yet the temperatures are still in the high 70s! This little purple vegan leather mini skirt is literally the perfect now and later addition to my wardrobe! The possibilities with this skirt for now and into the fall and winter are endless. I’m imagining tights, a turtleneck, and a chunky heeled knee-boot with this for the winter.

For now I love the skirt with a metallic heeled sandal and a breezy white feminine sleeveless top.

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And later I will pair it a colorful fall top and some cute little cognac booties.

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Now // Top: Brooks Brothers // Skirt: Alysa Rene Boutique

Later // Top: Alysa Rene Boutique // Skirt: Alysa Rene Boutique // Booties: Free People

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